W: John Sayles [based on the novel by Jean M.
DP: Jan de Bont
Ed: Wendy Greene Bricmont
Mus: Alan Silvestri
PD: Anthony Masters
Daryl Hannah (Ayla), Pamela Reed (Iza), James Remar
(Creb), Thomas G. Waites (Broud)
A blonde Neanderthal woman is ostracised from her tribe
for rebelling against the male superiority and adopted by a dark-haired clan, who consider her ugly.
Aside from a decent performance from Daryl Hannah and some
impressive makeup effects, this is a rather lacklustre and boring film with characters it's difficult to connect with. It tries to make some sort of point against male chauvinism, but it
doesn't really work when all the characters communicate with only sign language and grunts.